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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Tate Modern : Modern Times

Today we arrive Tate Modern – Modern Times, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula. Here we discover the influence of technology and innovation on art and society.

This gallery is a part of the Media Networks exhibit at the Tate Modern. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913, cast 1972, by Umberto Boccioni
2. Bust of a Woman, 1944, by Pablo Picasso
3. Endless Rhythm, 1934, by Robert Delaunay

Image credit for artworks : Tate Modern

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • This artworks in this room capture the evolution of society into ‘Modern’ times. As the world stepped into the 20th century, we saw massive leaps in technology. Setting up of industries, modernisation of transport and communication. Technology was growing exponentially, and was giving rise to a modern urban landscape.
  • As a result of technological changes, the way humans lived, travelled, consumed, and even entertained themselves changed drastically. Each of the artists showcased in this gallery focus on one or more aspects of these changes.
  • Some directly capture scenes from urban life. While other simply capture raw emotions such as restlessness and movements. All these allude to the experiences of human society in the 20th century.
  • Artists showcased herein include Juan Gris, Sonia Delaunay, Gino Severini, Max Beckmann and Albert Gleizes.

A Final Thought : Technology & Art

Once again we are able to better understand the evolution of human society through art. These paintings act as a kind of unofficial record of the tremendous technology-driven change that was witnessed across the globe in the 20th century.


Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there. 

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